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Past Events (selected)

Seminar Series - WSU Vancouver

Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

Monday, March 25, 2019

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Update on my post-doc research studying the Puget blue butterfly, its host plant, and its ant attendants in the Pacific Northwest!

Honeybee Conservancy BeeTalks: Why do honey bees like dirty water?

The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 5th Ave, Third Floor Gallery, New York, NY

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come by to hear about my research on honey bees and their penchant for dirty water.

Story Collider Cambridge: Road Blocks

Oberon Theater, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come hear five, true personal stories about road blocks in science! My story just might have something to do with bees...

Pollinator Workshop

Melrose Public Library, Melrose, MA

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come by the Melrose Public Library to learn about pollinator decline and what you can do to help! This event is free but registration is required.

All About Bees

Discovery Museums, Acton, MA

Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join me as I share my work studying honey bees! Test out your bee vision, use a microscope to study some bee anatomy, and more, as we learn all about the importance of pollinators and what we can do to help honey bees.


Tufts University, Cohen Auditorium, Somerville, MA

Sunday, March 12, 2017

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

I will be giving a talk at TEDxTufts about keeping kids curious, and getting them involved in science! 

Tufts Community Day

Tufts University, Medford/Somerville Campus

Sunday, October 2, 2016

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come by the Starks Lab table on the academic quad to taste some honey, check out honey bees and pollen under the microscope, and learn about the inner-workings of a honey bee hive!

National Honey Bee Day

Follow the Honey, Cambridge, MA

Saturday, August 20, 2016

I am lucky enough to be a speaker at Follow the Honey's National Honey Bee Day Celebration...again! More details to can be found at the link below!

National Honey Bee Week!

The Greater Boston Area

August 15-19, 2016

In celebration of honey bees, the Boston Area Beekeepers Association (BABA) will be co-sponsoring and/or co-hosting a honey-bee-themed event on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night! Check back here on my calendar for more details about each event or follow the link below. BABA has also organized a black jar honey show!

Tour de Hives

Medford, Malden, Somerville, MA

Sunday, June 26, 2016

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Tour de Hives will engage, educate and enchant you with a first-hand look at honey bees in hives across the city, guided by the humans who tend them. My and Kelsey Graham's field sites will be featured!

Pint of Science Boston: How do honey bees deal with heat stress?

SISSY K'S, 6 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7:30 - 9:30 pm

When a honey bee hive is exposed to localized heat stress, adult bees shield baby bees (the brood) by positioning themselves between the heat source and the brood. These "heat shielders" then absorb the excess heat, protecting the brood from a rise in temperature that would be detrimental to development. Where do the heat shielders go to cool themselves off? We used thermal imaging to find out!


Also speaking: Dr. Pierre-Thomas Brun (Instructor in Mathematics, MIT) on BUILDING WITH FLUIDS

Being a Gutsy Communicator: Panel Discussion

MIT, Student Center, Cambridge, MA

Thursday, April 14, 2016

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come hear about "being a gutsy communicator" from myself, Christine Exley (Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School), Jessica Kahlenberg (student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Founder of Linxx),and Nina MacLaughlin (carpenter and author of Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter)! Lunch reception to follow. Part of the Graduate Women at MIT's Spring Empowerment Conference. 


BUGS at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

April 16-17, 2016

10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sat), 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Sun)

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the largest and only national science festival. Tufts BUGS (Biology Union of Graduate Students) will have a table with the theme "Life is communication" at the Grand Finale Expo. Team Honey Bee and I have been working on an exhibit on how bees see!

American Beekeeping Federation (ABF): Webniar


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join me for an webinar about my research on honey bees and dirty water. You can tune-in live or check out the video on your own time as it will be archived!

Preserving Pollinators

Thursday, August 20, 2015

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fellow Tufts bee-searcher, Kelsey Graham, and I will discuss why pollinators are important and what we can do to help! You will also get a chance to make your very own beeswax candle!

Tufts Research Apiary Tour

Tufts University, meet at 161 College Ave, Medford, MA

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

6:00 pm

Join the Boston Area Beekeeper's Association, myself, Kelsey Graham, and Nick Dorian for a tour of our honey bee and bumble bee field sites!

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